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    Two Billion Pixel Photo of Mount Everest

    Can you spot the climbers?

    Website: GlacierWorks (via Gizmodo)

    This gigapixel image of the Khumbu glacier was captured by David Breashears during the spring of 2012, from the Pumori viewpoint near Mount Everest. The Khumbu Icefall is clearly visible here, and one can easily see the hustle and bustle of Everest Base Camp below.
    Click the image to enter gigapixel navigation, then use the controls at the bottom of the screen to zoom and pan.

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    Found any climbers on the mountain?

    Edit: Found some:



    Here:



    [Approximate location]
    Last edited by DaveP; 19th December 2012 at 10:14 PM.

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    Have you seen the number of tents at the bottom?? Insane. Look at the snowline for those of you who missed them.

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    yeah i couldn't believe the base camp

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    If you look carefully, you can see a group of 3 on the glacier....and a little bit away there's someone who looks like he coming back down....

    I like to think the following conversation took place....

    3 guys: "Brad, have you got the ropes?"

    1 guy: "Er,....I thought one of you were bringing them?"

    3 guys: "No, Brad....It was down to you. I guess you better go back and get them"

    1 guy: "Oh F*$%!"

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    Thats incredible! What an amazing image!

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    Thanks for this, our Geography and Geology departments are both dribbling over this as I type after I forwarded them the link

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    This has been updated and is worth another visit.

    Updated URL:

    Link: GlacierWorks

    GlacierWorks’ mission is to document, educate and raise awareness about changes to the glaciers in the Greater Himalaya through art, science and exploration. We seek to incite curiosity about the region and spark dialogues regarding the changes to these glaciers.

    In addition to its website, GlacierWorks raises awareness through worldwide exhibitions and by providing content for use in classrooms to educate students not only about climate change but also broader earth and environmental science themes. Our content allows individuals around the world to experience and explore the Greater Himalayan region and to inspire a greater interest in their world.


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